V&A’s Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. Michael and Dorothy Hintze Gallery. © Richard Waite

Should museums invest in LED lighting?

Rebecca Atkinson, 17.01.2011
Museum Practice examines new approaches to lighting
Museum lighting has changed dramatically over the decades, in line with attitudes and developing technology.

In this issue of Museum Practice, Rebecca Atkinson looks at the rise of LED lighting and asks whether this can provide the museum and heritage sector with a long-term, low-energy solution to lighting? Meanwhile, lighting designer Stephen Cannon-Brookes looks at how new approaches in predicting daylight levels using climate based daylight modelling.

There are also case studies from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the redeveloped Museum of the Order of St John and the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

You can also share your views and experiences of LEDs and other lighting dilemmas in the Have Your Say forum.

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